Ask Richard: Frustrated by Parents’ Religious Indoctrinating

To the readers: As I was finishing my response it was vaguely reminding me of something, and when I realized what it was I had to chuckle. I might sound a little like Polonius giving parting advice to his son Laertes in Hamlet. For some reason I’m a little embarrassed if I do. This very [Read More…]

The Horoscope Word Cloud

Not that you need any more evidence to convince you that horoscopes are complete bullshit, but this is one I hadn’t seen before and it’s fantastic. The folks at Information is Beautiful made a word cloud for each astrological sign compiled from 22,000 “predictions” from Yahoo. This is what they found: What do you know… [Read More…]

Improve Yourself While Helping the Secular Students

Want to lose some weight, exercise on a more regular basis, eat healthier, or do anything else to improve yourself? The Secular Student Alliance is giving you the motivation you need to do that with our Carrot and Stick project! The rules are pretty simple: 1) Make a measurable self-improvement goal (how much weight to [Read More…]

Through the Eyes of the Devoutly Religious

Suzie sees God everywhere she goes. She’s happy and content and not harming anybody… so does that mean we should all just lay off her and let her believe what she wants? Ignorant, misguided, and delusional is no way to go through life, Suzie. The people you really need to thank in life are all [Read More…]

Who Needs God to Do Good Work?

This past Monday, a group of college students in South Carolina helped out at a place that really needed it: Volunteers in West Columbia spent their afternoon cleaning and sorting medical supplies at The Good Samaritan Clinic, a free facility that serves the Hispanic population. “We’ve been moving filing cabinets, helping with magazine racks and [Read More…]